Release! American Wigeon

  Last month, this American Wigeon was found on bustling Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles — hardly a suitable habitat for a dabbling duck. After several weeks in care, we released this wigeon at El Dorado Regional Park in nearby Long Beach. Volunteer photographer Bill Steinkamp was on hand to film the big day. Related: … Read more

Patient of the week: Common Loon

Photos by Kelly Berry This week’s featured patient is a Common Loon at our Los Angeles center, shown here recuperating in an outdoor diving bird pool. Rehabilitation technician Kelly Berry gives us the backstory of this bird: This Common Loon was found at 12800 Ventura Blvd in Studio City on December 27 and was admitted … Read more

Patient of the week: Bufflehead

Photos by Isabel Luevano This week’s featured patient is a male Bufflehead, one of two such sea ducks currently in care at our San Francisco Bay center. Rehabilitation technician Isabel Luevano reports that one Bufflehead was found in Foster City, CA on December 13, and was thin with minor foot abrasions. The other bird was found in San … Read more

Patient of the week: American Wigeon

  Photos by Bill Steinkamp Our patient of the week comes from International Bird Rescue’s Los Angeles center, which has been taking care of this juvenile American Wigeon for several days. Volunteer photographer Bill Steinkamp recently took a few snapshots of the bird recovering in a special waterfowl pen. This wigeon was found on Pico … Read more

Patient of the week: Sora Rail

Photo by Isabel Luevano Our latest patient of the week is a Sora Rail, currently in care at our San Francisco Bay center. Rehabilitation technician Isabel Luevano reports that the bird was found in Concord, CA, having apparently been caught by both a dog and cat in a backyard. There were no visible injuries on … Read more

Patient of the Week: Horned Puffin

This week, International Bird Rescue’s San Francisco Bay center in Fairfield is caring for 137 birds at latest count, including this Horned Puffin. Rehabilitation technician Isabel Luevano reports the bird was transported nearly 200 miles to our center from County, where it was found emaciated with a foot injury. We’ll keep you updated on its … Read more